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    "Standards" in Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues..

    Hey thanks! My current band is straight up old Blues, and other guitar-type heroics (Clapton, Bonamassa, Trower, Montrose, etc..). I'm steeped in Blues now and know a lot of them, but certainly not all. Just amazing the origins of some songs.. Ha! and too true on cover bands.. Bowling for Soup...
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    "Standards" in Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues..

    The opening to Run to the Hills is my litmus test when just sitting down to play with new musicians. Moderate success with that one.
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    "Standards" in Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues..

    Ohhh..how I wish I could get people to go for Institutionalized. I'd even sing it..but nobody wants to play it. Old farts.
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    "Standards" in Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues..

    Yes. That list is what I was thinking of. I have music that pops up..either listening or playing..just says "Jazz Standard" or "Pop Standard".. They all come from this list. Nothing current or Rock on there boy Howdy!
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    "Standards" in Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues..

    Are there official lists of these tunes, or is it just tribal knowledge? Would "Beat It" be a Standard? Would "Rock You Like a Hurricane"?
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    Adapting to giant kits

    Over the holiday break, I set up ALL my sizes on 1 kit, and ALL my cymbals: I've been playing long enough now (regularly for about 8 years) to be able to do it. I normally play pretty standard 1up2dwn. It's a blast! It will likely never leave my house. Only 2 stands.I need a short hi-hat rod...
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    Discreetly positioning sheet music.

    Oh shit..not a meeting! Ugh. I only sing like..6 songs. I still need a sheet. I have a big 14" tom right in front of me, and I put it up there. I just either don't drum on it, or drum carefully on it! I have not figured out a good solution for my smaller kit, other than taped right under my...
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    Discreetly positioning sheet music.

    Other than dirty stick tips..it's a fine idea. Historical documents!
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    Favorite tuning key.

    This one..came with my kit. My other favorite is the crappiest, chinese-made thing you can imagine, but in a fit of childishness, I stole it from a jerk. Ha!
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    What is the max degree of tilt you will play on a concrete surface?

    I traded playing on a chewed up, slanted surface for playing flat, but in direct sunlight. 2-1/2 hours. Worth it.
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    CHARLIE WATTS: R. I. P.

    I had my first gig in a long time last weekend, and some dude really liked my Honky Tonk..yelled out "CHARLIE!!" I was so proud!
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    CHARLIE WATTS: R. I. P.

    May he rest in peace!
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    If you went from playing bars to stadiums, what gear would you change?

    I love my Ddrum's..but yes. I've had them for 8-9 years and everything, except the drum lugs, is slowly breaking..being replaced with Gibraltar. Stadiums = Nice Pearl endorsement or British Drum Co, perhaps?
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    Hi hat clutch not holding the cymbal

    Gibraltar quick-release. Great design! Has never failed or loosened.
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